Fancy yourself as a budding Sue Benson or Mike Etherington-Smith?

If so, the organisers of a new horse trials would like to hear from you.

Would-be cross-country course-designers are being urged to try their hand at designing a fence for the first running of Nunney International Horse Trials (15-17 June).

Nunney, near Frome, Somerset, replaces Longleat, which ended last year due to a change of commercial direction on the estate.

Course-designer Adrian Ditcham said the theme for the fence would be The Queen’s diamond jubilee.

“We are hopeful of some really wonderful ideas,” he said.

Crowns, carriages, palaces, thrones, anything goes. We want people to use their imaginations and if it’s original and different we’ll build it.”

The fence will be used on the two-star track.

Entries should be posted to Lt Col and Mrs John Colson, Ridgeway Farm, Awliscombe, Devon EX14 3PY or emailed to by 30 April.